Dimapur health workers trained in maternity care
Dimapur, Oct. 5 (EMN): Health workers and medical personnel in Dimapur trained in healthcare services concerning childbirth and maternity care, the first batch of which was for labour room workers and maternity OT staff nurses at the Dimapur district hospital.
Some of the topics that were discussed during the programme included safe abortion services, respectful maternity care, infection prevention practices, the updates informed.
According to a press release that was received here on Sunday, the training programme was part of the ‘Dakshata’ programme of the government.
The updates explained that ‘Dakshata’ means “dexterity.” It is a “strategic initiative” of the government of India aiming at strengthening the quality of care services during and immediately after childbirth through competent, skilled and confident healthcare providers, the updates stated.
According to the press release, “Dakshata trainings” for medical workers in Dimapur district will be conducted in phases.
The first batch of Dakshata training for labour room workers and maternity OT staff nurses at the Dimapur district hospital was conducted from October 3 to the 5th at the School of Nursing in Dimapur.
The training aims to reduce maternal and child mortality during childbirth and provide quality service during delivery, the updates stated.
The training focused on the causes of maternal and neonatal mortality and the ways there are to decrease it by using a “Partograph,” safe childbirth checklist, and by performing active management of third stage labour and new-born resuscitation, the updates stated.
Other topics that were broached during the event included post-partum family planning including safe abortion services, respectful maternity care, infection prevention practices and bio-medical waste management.
The subjects were discussed during the training programme along with matter about labour room organisation for quality care during delivery situations, the updates stated.
Mannequins and dummies were used to demonstrate normal delivery, essential newborn care and new-born resuscitation, the updates stated.
The resource persons for the event were Dr. Yangrenthung Jami, Dr. S Kuotsutho, and nursing tutor Vikhostono, and Vethipralu Lohe, quality assurance official.
Dr. Rebecca was also present in the event during the training as an observer, it stated.
Similar training programmes for medical officers and other medical staffs will soon be conducted in the district in phases, the press release added.